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Malphite Build Guide by bocchicken

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[9.12] Toplane STOMP Malphite Guide

By bocchicken | Updated on June 18, 2019
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Runes: Into Tanks/Bruisers (Snowball+cheese runes)

1 2 3 4
Resolve
Grasp of the Undying
Demolish
Bone Plating
Overgrowth

Precision
Presence of Mind
Legend: Alacrity
Bonus:

+10% Attack Speed
+6 Armor
+6 Armor

Spells:

1 2
Standard
LoL Summoner Spell: Flash

Flash

LoL Summoner Spell: Teleport

Teleport

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Ranked #33 in
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Win 52%
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Threats & Synergies

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Prequel to the Sequel

Howdy Nuggets, This is the build i take into SOLOQ and ranked Flex where it has a 65%wr (Diamond 4) and 71% wr (Diamond 1) respectively.

Malph is an underappreciated tank that fits into almost any comp and provides great engage as well as a solid frontline.

He is very ALSO straightforward which also makes him easy to pick up (;
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Build Summary

You are here to slap people around.
W max + Iceborn + Grasp + Alacrity attack speed = the tankiest duelist on the rift.

Grasp procs help you win early trades and stay in lane, and after you pick up early kill participation, the alacrity attack speed stacks allow you to snowball even harder.



I take Presence of Mind because of the potential to cheese kills / swing entire games by having your opponents underestimate your ultimates insanely short CD. It is 100% possible to ult in, clean up 2 or 3 kills and have your ult almost back off of cooldown (with rank 3 ult and 30% cdr)

Situational / Non core items as well as breakdowns on each matchup are listed here as well. Let me know if i forgot one!
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Pros / Cons

Pros



+ Constant Threat to enemy backline
+ spikes HARD at first item
+ almost guarenteed win if into all AD comp
+ AOE abilities = ez to farm and push with
+ simple and straightforward abilities

Survive until you have your glacial + bami's. After that it is smooth sailing into almost every matchup. If you hit a 4 or 5 man ultimate, you are almost guaranteed to win the teamfight. It is important to pickup early wards to drop in the river to prevent ganks setting you too far behind.
Cons



- weak early
- easy to gank if overextended
- if ult is down, no hard CC
- does poorly into AP matchups
- cannot solo carry if team is too far behind

Gets bullied by ranged matchups before he gets items. Can be very easy to gank after his ult or flash has been burned. Does not do nearly as well into heavy AP comps. Sometimes necessary to sacrifice CS early to stay in the game. Waveclear before being able to max w or get glacial shroud is also a bit rough
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Spells


Flash: If you aren't running flash you are trolling. You need it to escape ganks or to set up good ults for your team.

Teleport: Use to get back to lane after getting pushed out early, or to TP for a countergank ONLY after you are lvl 6.
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Masteries

  • Grasp: Synergizes well with your kit/ only good tank mastery on malph
  • Bone plating: helps survive early trades and stops ranged champs from pushing you out of lane
  • Conditioning: buffs your resistances past 10min
  • Overgrowth: more HP = OP
  • Presence of Mind = Almost fully resets ult CD with 40% cdr if your team can clean up some kills
  • Alacrity: Grasp + Alacrity + Iceborn+ your "W" gives you insane dueling potential in the midgame. Noone beats you in the 1v1 without help (unless you are extrememly far behind already) <---- CORE PART OF THIS GUIDE
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Items

These are your boots of choice in 80% of your matchups. They synergize well with your passive, W, and with iceborn.

The bread and butter of this build. Provides a larger AOE slow that scales in size based on armor. also gives more dmg with sheen passive

Handsfree farming + built in auto trading in 1 item = a REAL good time. provides good survivability early with just bami's

Gives all your abilities a slight bump in dmg and provides more CDR as well as resists against any AP threats

This item was made for malphite (and rammus) Perfect synergy with every aspect of your champion and build

THE PREMIERE KAI'SA COUNTER. Also takes champs like Teemo, Singed, and Casseopia out of the game. *Build only in certain situations*

More innate tankiness and the ability to recover after disengaging a poor fight. CDR is also nice

The "Poor Malph's" Iceborn.. sacrificing dmg for more utility. Consider building if behind.

Skirmisher's Saber- cinderhulk Good situational buy into teams with high attack speed or crit
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Teamfight Stuff

Your ultimate acts as a nuclear deterrent as well as a means of initiation. You can use it to zone the enemy team off of objectives, or to help your team ward up or clear enemy vision.
Using your ult on multiple targets is preferred but prioritize the highest threat on the enemy team above all else. Communicate with pings to let your team know when you are about to go in so they can follow up with a wombo.
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The End

This is my first guide, so all feedback is welcome! If you like it and would like to see more, let me know what champs I should do next!
Also, make sure to check out my Twitch where i stream Mon. Wed. Fri. Sat. at 9pm est!
Thank you and have a blessed day/night <3

I also do FREE OPGG reviews and coaching upon request, feel free to ask whatever questions you would like~ Just DM me on twitch!

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